Anemometers and wind sensors are used extensively in marine applications for the determining of wind conditions. Typical applications include:
- Data Buoys
- Ship Dynamic Positioning Systems
- Helideck Monitoring
In such applications it is important to select a marine anemometer that can survive continuous exposure to a salt-water environment, and withstand the harsh weather conditions often encountered offshore.
In ship applications it is also important to select a marine anemometer with compatible NMEA 0183 output for simple integration with the ship systems for use in marine environments. WindObserver also carries Lloyd's register type approval.
The Gill WindSonic and WindObserver anemometers are commonly used in marine applications.
Both offer NMEA 0183 outputs and feature robust housings suitable for use in marine environments.